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On-campus COVID-19 testing location to change Monday; Details for graduation next week


  • Testing location moving to Fike Gymnasium adjacent to Swann Fitness Center
  • August Graduation details finalized 
  • Pre-arrival details for residential students distributed
  • More details on Fall measures to come next week

Testing Information

Beginning Monday, August 2, and continuing through August 21, COVID testing coordinated by Rymedi will be conducted in the Fike Gymnasium next to the Swann Fitness Center.

Registration for testing is required, and detailed schedule information and instructions for obtaining QR codes are available on the registration page

Testing hours

  • Monday Aug. 2 – Friday, Aug. 6
    7 a.m. until Noon
  • Saturday, Aug. 7 and Sunday, Aug. 8 
    10 a.m. until Noon
  • Monday, Aug. 9 – Saturday, Aug. 21
    7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Testing parking

Parking Map 

There are four designated parking areas – Williamson Rd., Avenue of Champions, the C7 lot north of Avenue of Champions, and the C2A lot (no parking permit required). You will not get ticketed if you park in one of these designated areas. Upon parking, attendees should enter through the side basketball court entrance of Fike Recreation Center’s gymnasium.   

  • ADA-only parking is available onsite. If you have any ADA questions or concerns, please contact the University Call Center at 864-365-0555 or covidquestions@clemson.edu for assistance. 

Rymedi QR Code

For those registering for a test for the first time, please note it requires a two-step registration process. Upon registering for a day and time, you will be redirected to a Rymedi webpage to obtain your QR code. The QR code you obtain from your initial COVID-19 testing registration may be used as many times in the future as needed without re-registering for this code. As you arrive at the testing location, you will need to have your Rymedi QR code pulled up on your smartphone or printed out to check-in for testing. Testing cannot take place without this code.

Summer Graduation Details

As previously announced, Clemson’s August graduation will be held at Littlejohn Coliseum on Thursday, Aug. 5 and Friday, Aug. 6. Doctoral Hooding will be held on Thursday, August 5 at 3 p.m., while commencement ceremonies for bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates will take place on Friday, August 6 at 9:30 a.m.

Officials strongly recommend everyone planning to attend ceremonies be tested for COVID prior to arrival. Additionally, face coverings are highly encouraged for all in an effort to protect all attendees.

Additional details on August graduation ceremonies are available HERE.

Residential Student Pre-arrival Testing

Earlier today, Clemson University communicated pre-arrival and move-in testing requirements for residential students in advance of the Fall 2021 semester. The information provided is designed to assist students living on main campus as they prepare for move-in. More information for off-campus students and others will be forthcoming.

More information

The health, safety and well-being of students, employees and guests remains Clemson’s highest priority, and much more information will be provided to the broader University community in the coming days.

The University will continue to provide updates through OUR Clemson emails. Additional information, including answers to frequently asked questions, additional resources, and contact email addresses and phone numbers, can be found on the Clemson COVID website.

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